Laparoscopic Assisted Orchidectomy Eases Future Insertion of Testicular Prosthesis in Paediatric Patients

Dayang Anita Abdul Aziz, Zainal Adwin Abidin, Mahmud Mohd Nor, Suria Hayati Md Pauzi, Rahmah Rasat, Zarina Abdul Latiff

Abstract

High ligation orchidectomy in paediatric patients is performed for testicular tumours. This is carried out via open surgery at the inguinal or groin region. In these boys, elective insertion of testicular prostheses is carried out later to improve the external genitalia appearance. In most cases, insertion of testicular prosthesis or implant is carried out via the previous scar, to avoid prosthesis extrusion; however this is usually difficult due to scarring and may cause haematoma and possible infection. We report a novel technique of laparoscopic assisted orchidectomy in an adolescent boy with disorder of sexual development (DSD) whom was suspected of having bilateral gonadal (testicular) malignant change, he successfully underwent bilateral ligation of testicular vessels laparoscopically and removal of both testes via a midline scrotal raphe incision; hence avoiding bilateral groin incisions. With this method, future insertion of testicular prostheses can be carried out via virgin inguinal incisions.

Keywords

Orchidectomy; laparoscopic assisted; paediatric; testicular prostheses

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bje.v2i1.19591

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